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In the News: Parent engagement up across U.S.
While teacher satisfaction has declined to its lowest point in more than two decades, parent engagement is climbing to new heights across America, a new survey reports.
Also: Two-thirds of students (64 percent) report that they talk about what happens at school with their parents every day, up 14 percent from 1988, the first time the survey asked this specific question, according to the "MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy." Nearly three times as many students as in 1988 report that their parents visit their school at least once a month—46 percent, up from 16 percent. (Education Week)
Becky Vevea, education reporter for the defunct Chicago News Cooperative, moves over to WBEZ to join Linda Lutton in covering the education beat. Vevea starts April 2, according to Alexander Russo's District 299 blog.
IN THE NATION
An Education Dept. report only skims the surface of the question of whether there is racial inequity in schools' disciplining of students, contends an editorial in the Los Angeles Times.
Mark Naison, a professor at Fordham University, takes a look at the war on teachers and why the public is watching it happen.
The Indiana Department of Education’s push to overhaul teacher performance reviews has specifically made room for districts that want to use teachers as evaluators. (Hechinger Report)
Community colleges could improve their graduation rates by helping students avoid unplanned pregnancies. That's the thinking behind a campaign to encourage faculty members to incorporate material about pregnancy planning into academic courses. (USAToday)